Dell Docking Station C and Latitude CPI NIC problems

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Karl Dubendorf, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. I just recently aquired a docking station for my Latitude CPI that's
    running Windows 98 SE. I plugged it into the docking station and
    everything seems to work but the Network Adaptor. System Properties
    doesn't show any docking station network adaptor but it does seem to
    recognize that I'm docked and the monitor and USB connections. The
    docking station link light is solid green with a yellow traffic
    indicator that blinks depending on LAN usage. I've tried to discover
    new hardware and I'm not picking up anything. Am I missing something
    here or do I have a docking station with a broken network adaptor.
    Thanks for your help.

    Karl Dubendorf, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. I am not familiar with that particular computer, but in some laptops
    there are settings in BIOS to enable the network card in the dock. The
    lights on mine flash even when the computer is not in it. There might also
    be a driver needed that should be on the Dell support website.
    Thomas M. Goethe, Nov 5, 2003
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  3. you need to install "dell dock quick install" software prior to docking the
    system for the first time.
    go to and navigate to downloads for the latitude cpi. you
    will see the software under the category 'system and configuration
    once installed, power down the system, dock it, then power on. it will take
    a few reboots (at the system's suggestion) before it completes installation
    and settles down. do not panic when the screen changes video resolution, it
    changes back upon reboot... with windows xp there is no need for this
    software and the c/dock.
    Christopher Muto, Nov 5, 2003
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